Best 2020 BMX Bikes under $500


It’s the beginning of 2020, and throughout the year people will be shopping for a fresh bmx bike. A bike over $500 seems intimidating. This post is created to help you find a great bike for less than $500.

I created a whole post here to help you pick a perfect bike. Complete BMX Buying guide

4. 2020 Sunday Blueprint

$369.99

Overview

The Primer is a serious starter bike at a seriously great price. Built around a pro-level geometry in a range of top tube sizes, the Primer is spec’d with quality parts like Odyssey Springfield brakes and Path Pro tires. The 2020 Primer also includes a fully sealed rear cassette hub and proven parts like the Sunday Freeze Stem and an FSA Headset.

Specs

FRAME MATERIAL: Hi-Ten Steel
WHEEL SIZE: 20″
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20-21″ – Learn what size is right for you here.
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 13.2-13.5″
HEADTUBE ANGLE: 75°
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 71°
FORKSSunday Primer, 20″ fork w/ 2-piece steerer tube and welded pre-load
BARS: Sunday, 9 x 28.5″, 12° backsweep, 4° upsweep, 2-piece
STEMSunday Freeze top load, 48mm
HEADSET: FSA integrated, 1-1/8″
BRAKE MOUNTS: Welded
BRAKESOdyssey Springfield U-brake
FRONT HUB: Sunday, 36H, low-flange, loose-ball, 3/8″ axle
FRONT RIM: P-7X aluminum, 20″, 36H
REAR HUB: Sunday, 36H, sealed, 14mm axle w/ 9T Driver
REAR RIM: P-7X aluminum, 20″, 36H
TYRESOdyssey Path Pro OEM, 20 x 2.4″
SPROCKETSunday Sabertooth V2, 25T, steel
CRANKS: 160mm, 3-piece, chromoly
BB: Sealed, Mid, 19mm
PEDALS: Wellgo platform, plastic
SEAT: Sunday Badge, seat and post combo
GEARING: 25/9
WEIGHT: 25.7 lbs

Conclusion

The 2020 Primer is a pretty good bike. It has a ton of color options, and size options. I don’t like that the frame is hi-tensile steel, With double wall rims. however, this bike is perfect for beginners who just want to start and try the sport. Getting a low-quality bike like this is perfect if you only plan to ride a little bit.

3. 2020 Kink Launch

matte dust lliac

$319

Overview

The 2020 Launch continues the legacy of a truly remarkable bike. This bike is still one of the best value priced models in the market, hands down, year after year. Available in Gloss Guinness Black, Matte Dusk Lilac, and Gloss Raw Holographic colorways, the Launch pairs its great color selection with even better components.

The Launch is equipped with both a sealed integrated headset and sealed Mid bottom bracket, which drastically improves performance and virtually eliminates maintenance of these components. Combined with a parts package that includes Kink Stryker forks, Kink Human CC 8.75” bars, and Mission Triumph 3pc tubular chromoly cranks, this bike is a rookies dream.

Specs

Frame Material: 100% Hi-Ten Steel
Toptube Length: 20.25″ – Learn what size is right for you here.
Fork: Kink Stryker 4130 Chromoly Steerer Tapered Fork Legs
Bars: Kink Human CC 8.75” 100% Hi-Ten Steel
Grips: Kink Paragon Flangeless
Barends: Kink Thrust
Stem: Kink Bold HRD 50mm
Headset: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)
Brake Lever: Mission Token
Brake Cable: Mission L3 Linear
Brakes: Mission Cease V2
Cranks: Mission Triumph 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Kink Hemlock
Chain: Mission 410
Sprocket: Mission Rank 25T
Front Hub: Mission Covert Unsealed 3/8″ Axle
Rear Hub: Mission Function Semi-Sealed Cassette 14mm
Driver: 9T
Front Rim: Mission X7
Rear Rim: Mission X7
Seat: Mission Garson Combo
Post: Mission Combo Steel Post
Seat Clamp: Mission Slim
Front Tire: Kink Sever 2.4″
Rear Tire: Kink Sever 2.4″
Gyro Tabs: Tapped for Tabs
Weight: 26lb 6oz

Conclusion

I really like the Kink launch because of the colors and the small top tube. Kink design the launch to be a low priced entry-level BMX. With the goal to bring in new riders. Sadly, the lunch does not have chromoly on the frame or bars. Weighing only 26 lb this bike will get a lot of people into BMX and serve its purpose as an entry-level.

2. 2020 Kink Downside

2019 kink downside

$499

Overview

Freshened up once again for 2020, the Kink Downside continues to get even better. The general construction is nothing less than you would expect, with its 100% 4130 chromoly frame, fork, bars, and sealed bearings throughout the bike. The big bars, short backend, and sealed rear freecoaster hub mean the Downside is ready for some serious riding. The special Matte Dusk Sage colorway needs to be seen in person to be truly appreciated, and the paired skin wall tires and black parts keep this bike looking pro.

Specs

Frame Material: 100% 4130 Chromoly
Toptube Length: 20.75″ – Learn what size is right for you here.
Fork: Kink Trident 100% 4130 Chromoly 1pc Steerer Tube Tapered Fork Legs
Bars: Kink Grizzly CC 9″ 100% 4130 Chromoly
Grips: Kink Ace Flangeless
Barends: Kink Thrust
Stem: Kink Bold HRD 50mm
Headset: Mission Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)
Brake Lever: Mission Token
Brake Cable: Mission L4 Linear
Brakes: Mission Cease V2 (Removable Mounts)
Cranks: Kink Ridge 3pc Tubular Chromoly 170mm – 8 Spline
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Kink Hemlock NF
Chain: Mission 510H
Sprocket: Mission Nexus 25T 6061 Aluminum
Front Hub: Mission Invade Sealed Bolt-In Hub 
Rear Hub: Mission Dispatch Sealed Freecoaster 14mm 
Driver: Sealed 9T
Front Rim: Mission Mylar
Rear Rim: Mission Mylar
Seat: Kink Ericsson Stealth
Post: Mission Stealth
Clamp: Integrated
Weight: 26.9 lbs

Conclusion

After writing the review on this bike, I quickly decided this was probably my favorite bike of 2020. The price is just so good and you get things like full chromoly in double wall rims. Not many bike companies are able to make a bike with this level of quality for this low of a price. Good job Kink.

1. 2020 Cult Control

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Black

$499.95

Overview

The Cult Control is a superb bike for riders looking for the next step-up in terms of performance. This ride is an intermediate-range BMX and features a range of aftermarket parts bolted to a 100% CrMo construction. Providing a lightweight and ultra-durable performance, its modern progressive geometry ensures you have total confidence in your ride. This freestyler is built so you feel your ride, when blasting over challenges you never thought you had the ability to achieve.

Specs

Material: 100% CrMo
Top Tube Length: 20.75″
Chain Stay Length13.65″
Headtube Angle: 75°
Seat Tube Angle: 71°
Forks: CrMo Steerer Tube 10mm Drop Outs
Bars: 100% CrMo 9×30″
Stem: Forged Salvation V5 Top Load
Headset: Integrated
Brake Mounts: Removable
Brakes: 990 U-Brake
Front Hub: 3/8″ Sealed with 17mm flange nut
Front Rim: Cult Match SW Alloy
Rear Hub: 14mm, Sealed with 9T Sealed Driver
Rear Rim: Cult Match SW Alloy
Tyres: 2.4″ Cult X Vans
Sprocket: 25T Member Style
Cranks: 3PC CrMo 170mm HT
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid
Pedals: Cult Nylon
Seat: Cult Pivota
Gearing: 25/9T

Conclusion

The 2020 cult control earns the spot as number one due to the fact but it’s full chromoly with double wall rims right at $500. Riders that choose this bike will get a super high quality BMX bike that’s sure to last them as they progress through the sport. Call is the only company that I reviewed the table to offer this level of quality at this low of a price.

The End.

These are my personal opinions, and just because a bike isn’t on this list doesn’t mean its a bad bike. I encourage you to look through my website at the beginner reviews to find other low priced bikes and check the quality.

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Douglas Laird

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